Climate Evolution & Atmospheric Evolution
Origins & Evolution
by Origins
3M ago
This episode covers the evolution of the climate, various levels of gases (including greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane), along with various punctuated cycles related to climate evolution. The episode also covers cyanobacteria and the evolution of the atmosphere.  ..read more
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Earth's Evolution & Major Extinction Events
Origins & Evolution
by Origins
5M ago
This episode covers the evolution of planet Earth, the emergence of the moon,  glaciation, continental formation, the evolution of early life on earth and major extinction events.  ..read more
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Cancer and Evolution Part 1
Origins & Evolution
by Origins
11M ago
This episode of Origins & Evolution summarizes the recent Cancer and Evolution Symposium.  The rapid evolutionary adaptability of cancer and its impact on detection, treatment, remission and reemergence is discussed in great detail.  ..read more
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Space Colonization and Cancer
Origins & Evolution
by Origins
1y ago
This episode is all about space travel and the importance of treating cancer and preventing DNA damage emanating from various sources of cosmic radiation. As our species seeks to visit and colonize planets within our solar system like Mars, and potentially habitable planets light-years away, we will have to figure out how to use water shielding and other technologically advanced techniques to better protect the stands of our DNA ..read more
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Traversing Outside Our Solar System
Origins & Evolution
by Origins
1y ago
This exciting episode covers the threat of cosmic radiation within our solar system vs. within our greater galaxy (once we have left the bounds of our cozy little star system.) We discuss high energy particle damage and the deleterious effects it can inflict upon our DNA strands. In addition, neutron stars, pulsars and the dangerous particles created by supernovas will be covered, followed by how to shield our bodies (during space travel) from ultra high energy protons ..read more
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The Goldilocks Zone and the Martian Summer
Origins & Evolution
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1y ago
Dimitar and Frank discuss the habitable Goldilocks Zone, methane and the martian summer, along with the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover launch!  ..read more
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Light Sails, Moon Artifacts & Cosmic Archives
Origins & Evolution
by Origins
1y ago
On this week of Origins & Evolution, we discuss moon artifacts which are millions and billions of years ago. How did they get there?  The Earth's moon is particularly well primed to store space artifacts and the reasons are discussed at length. In addition, light sails and their potential use in mapping out our galaxy will be covered in the second half of the episode.  ..read more
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Origins and Evolution with Dimitar Sasselov & Frank Laukien
Origins & Evolution
by Dimitar Sasselov, Frank Laukien, Stefen Laukien
1y ago
Dimitar Sasselov & Frank Laukien introduce a multitude of theories related to the potential origin or origins of life, while discussing the current state of evolution research.  ..read more
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Cancer and Evolution Part 2
Origins & Evolution
by Origins
1y ago
This is the second part of our Cancer and Evolution Symposium discussion. Our fifth episode covers some of the current and future therapeutic strategies that are being used in the fight against cancer. Also, we discuss electroceuticals, or drugs that polarize ion channels, and their potential role in treating rogue cancer cells ..read more
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Unidentified Arial Phenomena
Origins & Evolution
by Origins
1y ago
In this episode, Dimitar and Frank discuss 'Unidentified Arial Phenomena' (UAPs) along with the various signals that humans have been sending out all throughout the galaxy. Oumuamua, an interstellar object of great mystery, which passed through out solar system just two years ago. In addition, strategies for best searching for extraterrestrials in our own solar system are discussed ..read more
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